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Thread: Politicians Get OUT OF MY IPHONE
10-03-2008, 09:55 AM #21
Then don't install it. You lean a little to the right.... I wonder how the right lean towards you? They love this type of site, advocating the reverse engineering of a consumer product. They love it!, Ask them.
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10-03-2008, 10:05 AM #22
10-03-2008, 10:07 AM #23
[quote=Grip;2360581]I think this thread is looking for trouble and has gone off topic. Everything said here is mere opinion and should be moved to the appropriate section.
and just to add to the off topic discussion..
This app just shows where his priorities are. I am voting for McCain and for experience.. NOT for non specific 'change'. personally he would be a better circus clown than a president, he sure does give a great show. I will agree with his chosen Vice President when he said obama is not ready to be president.
We can do this all day long man..
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10-03-2008, 10:21 AM #24
10-03-2008, 10:44 AM #25
i think this is a great idea! if you don't like it then simply don't install it. the freedom of choice is a wonderful thing. however for myself, I am trying to become more educated in politics (as it bores me) because i realize how important it is to my future and the future of my kids (given i have some one day). i think it would be awesome if they came out with one for McCain as well. so to stay on topic of discussing the app and not politics themselves..... GREAT APP!
10-03-2008, 10:58 AM #26
Pacman Get OUT OF MY IPHONE
Thank you Namco. While I tend to lean a little during gaming sessions (damn accelerometer) my vote has been swinging back and forth between Pacman and Ms. Pacman so far. In fact I do have a minor lack of confidence latey in Blinky as the right person to lead this game in the case that Pacman's health fails (hes old with some health issues ya know).
My day goes something like this. Phone calls right when I wake up feeding me some one-sided view. On the way to work I ride the light rail and read the newspaper, usually containing some biased opinion about Pacman or Ms. Pacman which I attempt to avoid reading. Some more phone calls from one side or the other trying to get my vote. Then I go to lunch. Walking down the outdoor mall to buy food I get harassed by nice young people (usually from Nintendo) telling me whatever BS sounds nice trying to win over my gaming to Wii. Then I go back to work and usually have a phone call or two from friends where we discuss gaming (the only time I actually have an enlightened conversation concerning gaming). Ride home on light rail . . . alright I wont go on the trend continues
I hear and see lopsided views concerning gaming all day long. Gaming companies are getting way too invasive into life. I didn't ask for phone calls. I didn't ask to be chased down the street. I didn't ask for a freaking AppStore app.
I see you have published a nice little app. I must admit that it is well done and feature rich. I also will concede that it was most likely a great move by your team. I wish I has thought of it and sold you the idea.
Now I can get my Pacman fix easily and conveniently from my phone with your very clean app. I can watch videos on youtube, read some news, subscribe to your updates, figure out where the local gamers are holding events, read your policies on the issues, sign up to work for you (for free), and even call my friends in battleground states to force my gaming views on with the awesome battle ground state contact call list. If that isn't enough I can also choose to give you money!
Get out of my phone Namco. Your app annoys me. Gamers already push their policies and agendas in enough mediums all the time. Gaming propaganda is unavoidable. I shiver at the thought that minor game developers may follow in your footsteps and flood the AppStore with biased crap.
This kind of thing doesn't belong on the AppStore. Yes I realize I don't have to download it but I don't feel that it needs to be there in the first place. Thank you Apple for rejecting solid apps like Pull My Finger (don't worry we have you covered) while allowing the AppStore to be flooded with countless numbers of countdown apps, tip calculators, other mindless crap, and now propaganda direct from Namco.
while discussion is encouraged here, if you can't help but post things insulting people for their gaming beliefs then kindly do not post.
Oh yeah and to all the devs, designers, and management that made this app happen: Toru Iwatani — Game Designer, Hideyuki Mokajima San — Programmer, Toshio Kai — Sound & Music. Very well done. Creative way to support your career and I'm impressed. I'm not fond of this avenue being opened as a possibility for more games. Or maybe I'm jealous. Either way well executed app.
10-03-2008, 10:59 AM #27
hehe, thanks for the tip this morning. I installed it and gave the guy another $25.
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10-03-2008, 11:04 AM #28
Woah! America's going to get a black president, tbh I can't see Obama being president, I'm not racist, don't get me wrong.
When people are about to vote, his skin colour will cause quite a lot of people to vote Mcain at the end minute.
10-03-2008, 11:05 AM #29
10-03-2008, 11:08 AM #30
PS: I don't think this is propaganda. Obama is relying on young voters this years to help people get informed and registered. When I saw this app I thought "awesome! now if politics come up and I'm asked something I don't know, I know where to look". It's a handy tool to help spread a message of change which we oh so badly need.
10-03-2008, 11:14 AM #31
10-03-2008, 11:30 AM #32
Why would anyone feel their privacy was invaded by this app? If you don't want it, DON'T install it.
I think that most apps are great, because they give the user the freedom to add what they wish, thus making their iPhone THEIR iPhone.
This post shouldn't have even been written.
10-03-2008, 11:40 AM #33
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10-03-2008, 11:41 AM #34
So far this thread hasn't been bad. I'm kind of surprised to be honest. Usually we get a lot of uninformed bashing from both sides of the fence. Good job MMi'ers. I was hoping to keep the race issue out of the discussion but someone already threw it in. Oh well it can't be all good can it?
Let me start by saying that I am decidedly nonpartisan. I vote for whomever I think will do the best job regardless of political affiliation.
That being said I think this is a brilliant move on Obama's part. How better to reach a target audience then through the Appstore? Is this propaganda? Yes, in it's classic definition. By Western standards this is not propaganda simply because there's not a negative connotation.
It really bothers me that some are bashing a medium that's also a choice, the very foundation that runs the process....choice. If you don't like, don't install it. If you don't like Obama, don't vote for him. If you don't like McCain, don't vote for him. The poster who mentioned switching satellite companies has it right. He didn't like what he saw and he made a choice to switch.
Please do not think this isn't a popularity contest. Any election is a popularity contest. The hope is that a particular canditate is popular for their political ideologies.
I hope McCain follows suit and has an app in the Appstore. Too much information is not a bad thing. The more people we can inform the better off we can be.
If we rail against this app then we must do the same for TV ads, MTV debates, YouTube debates and so on. This app to me signals a candidate, not necessarily my choice, that is changing with the times and has found yet another way to reach potential voters.
10-03-2008, 11:58 AM #35
**** you pussy. Just jealous you didnt think of it. Why the **** not? Why can't there be an app? Maybe people want to help the campaign. Not everyone sits by their computer/iPhone all day talking about nothing but the iPhone.
10-03-2008, 12:13 PM #36
I don't understand Cash's rant...was this app dl'd to his iPhone and installed without his consent? I'd understand his fury if that's the case.
Otherwise, shouldn't he be ranting into a mirror at the person who introduced the app onto his phone?PLEASE click everyone's "Thanks" buttons...they are begging for it.
10-03-2008, 12:50 PM #37
10-03-2008, 12:59 PM #38
I agree with Cash. It could have been McCain or Obama. The point is the same. Both candidates are plastered everywhere we look and they are both in an overly biased format. For instance, if you want to thing Biden won the debate turn on CNN. If you want to think Palin won, turn on FOX News.
I think (hope) Cash's point is that the App Store is woefully overstocked with unproductive apps. This particular app is just another one and it is a subject because there's nothing on it that you can't find ALL OVER THE PLACE.
For the few of you that don't already have your mind made up on the political scene, you need to dig much deeper than what you can get on the iPhone to get your answers.
For those of you searching for a good app for the iPhone, this is just one more piece of worthless dribble to go through to find something worthwhile.
I think the only value to this app is if you are already an Obama kool aid drinker and want to boost your ego or insecurity. Again, the point is the same, it could have been either candidate.
10-03-2008, 01:01 PM #39
I definitely lol'd at mtwiford. The guy in the red shirt cracks me up. Thanked yah. :P
And yeah, i'm sick of all politicians. It's the same thing every few years. First we argue over who is right and who is wrong about who we vote for. Then the guy the bulk of us support gets into office, and we ultimately begin arguing about how bad he screwed things up. Lying should be illegal in elections. If you can't prove that you're trying your utmost hardest to give what you promised in your campaign, you should get the guillotine. Have your dominant hand used for self pleasure chopped off. Anything. Maybe then the lies, deceit, and tyranny, and everything else evil in our government, will be SLIGHTLY more balanced, and we'll actually get what we are voting for. Some democracy we have. If we vote for the people who lie about giving us what we want, is it truly a government for the people, by the people?
10-03-2008, 01:02 PM #40